To ask

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Definition

to ask: to inquire, to question, to request
verb
I need to ask you a very important question: do I look fat in these jeans?
I asked you to come in early today so that you could see the new coffee machine!

to ask for (a raise): to request, to inquire about (a raise)
verb

Examples

  • "We have to ask somebody for help!"
  • "Ask about Sheik Jafar's outlook for fall quarter"
  • "Ask how business is going"
  • "Ask her about last week's trip to Rome for a perfume congress"
  • "No, his other boss, perfume magnate and Franco-American playboy, Bruno Delavigne, who may ask for a moist towelette or a dry martini at a moment's notice."
  • "Horatio : I don't want to ask."
  • "-Do you mind if I ask you why you're interested in a position for which you're clearly overqualified?"
  • "Before you ask, yes, I did a DNA test, and you are 99.9% sure to be the father."
  • "Not too much to ask, right?"
  • "Ask Cheryl how her vacation in Myanmar went"

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